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OSHA to target auto supply manufacturers

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • March 17 2014

OSHA recently launched a Regional Emphasis Program (REP) that will focus enforcement resources on employers operating in the automotive supply

Licensing: the simplest form of collaboration is not so simple

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • June 9 2010

Previously, I've written about what I called the "collaboration continuum" (see "Collaboration Bridges the Gap"), which can be used to organize the ways in which businesses collaborate with each other, ranging from "licensing" on the simple end of the continuum to the acquisition of a company on the complex end

A mere good faith "suspicion" that defendants misappropriated trade secrets is insufficient to establish plaintiff did not engage in objective bad faith

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • July 19 2012

The commencement and continued prosecution of a misappropriation of trade secrets action without objective evidence of actual misappropriation can result in the imposition of attorneys’ fees against the plaintiff if it does not prevail on that cause of action

The "authorized access" issue under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 2 2010

Earlier this year, Aon Risk Services Northeast Inc. (“Aon”) brought suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Marsh USA Inc., Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (together, “Marsh”), and three former employees

Violation of a non-compete agreement which was fundamental to a purchase and sale transaction nixes the deal

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2013

On December 21, 2012, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, in Ellis v. Candia Trailers & Snow Equipment, Inc., found that a non-compete agreement was a

Congress considers companion bills that could have far reaching consequences for companies facing trade secret theft andor computer fraud and abuse

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • July 8 2013

A California legislator recently introduced two bills in Congress which, if passed, could have profound effects for companies seeking to pursue

Conflicts of interest involving corporate affiliates

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 27 2010

In GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc. v. BabyCenter LLC, No. 09-2790, the Second Circuit affirmed the ruling of SDNY Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who disqualified the Blank Rome law firm from representing a company adverse to a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, which was a client of Blank Rome

Brett Favre scandal raises issue of workplace protections for independent contractors

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2010

The Brett Favre sexting scandal raises, among other things, a relatively frequent issue that arises in employment discrimination and harassment cases: may an independent contractor invoke employment antidiscrimination statutes such as Title VII?

Latham & Watkins hit with malicious prosecution suit after unsuccessful prosecution of trade secrets action

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 17 2012

On April 6, 2012, Latham & Watkins was sued for malicious prosecution in Los Angeles Superior Court

Another instance of alleged trade secret misappropriation results in federal criminal indictment

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 17 2011

Following up on a recent post, U.S. v. Pu presents another instance of a trade secret theft case with an international component that the federal authorities have decided to prosecute